NO ONE HAS TO SEND A GIFT

I HAVE A RIGHT TO MARRY--EVEN IF OTHERS DISAPPROVE

My partner, Patrick Marston, was asked recently why he wanted to marry me. Patrick looked surprised at the question and replied simply, "Because I love David very much and want to spend the rest of my life with him." It is hard to imagine that such an honest and loving statement could be the subject of a bitter national debate. Last week's Hawaii court ruling has increased the tempo of the morals police, who are determined to impose their values on our lives. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of political demagogues willing to build their careers on the fear of change.

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